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Poster: falconcry77 Date: Sep 19, 2006 12:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: To make a DeadMix

I once tried to make an interesting Dead mix tape in which I used song couples or threesomes that are usually segued together from different years. Ex: St. Stephen from '77 into the William tell bridge from '69, into a Phil and Friends Eleven. A really fun one that worked out great was a '91 Help on the Way> '02 Other Ones Slipknot> '77 Franklins. The hard part is getting the timing down if you don't have editing software. I just tried many combinations of different versions from different shows until I found some that matched up well. It's fun to try to fool people listening to it! See if they notice!

On another note, if you're not into the segue game, I usually make Dead mixes that have a certain theme because of the prolific nature of the Dead. Such as a sentimental mix, an upbeat happy mix, a spacy mix, mellow mix, sad mix, etc.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Sep 19, 2006 12:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: To make a DeadMix

segues are tough. I've used some cool edit software to make like you said Phil & Friends mixed w/some Dead Other One versions, and sometimes it works great--but i find too that the varying degrees of the source make it tough.

Like you go from an aud w/a ton of crowd noise to a board and the segue is too disruptive to the ear.

The tunes i used in the above example don't segue w/the exception of the self contained china-rider, scarlet-fire.

first set mixes are welcome, too. No segues required!